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[POLICING ISSUES] Starting with the NYTimes on "Gang Takedowns"

[Previous thread here: Policing Problems Redux, May 23 thru Aug 27]

Gang takedowns are good. Shooters are arrested. Shooters are people who shoot people. Gang takedowns are "disputed" by like a dozen people. And the New York Times found them all!

"As Shootings Increased, N.Y.C Returned to Disputed Tactic: Gang Takedowns" https://t.co/VioqYtJ0my

Struck me that on reason we can't have nice things in NYC

is the same as one of the reasons they couldn't have a nice military in Afghanistan:

lack of meritocracy or even anti-meritocracy

with jobs filled for personal, political or family ties (or now, racial preferences) instead

The Christ with a thousand faces

Me too, I want some of Bob Dylan's estate

Sopranos prequel coming!

[Everybody else's history] Bad stuff happened, gets forgotten...

 sometimes later people called historians research it...

Ireland's Forgotten Sons Recovered Two Centuries Later https://t.co/B4W8MzpZuT

— J. W. (@wolfjon4) May 25, 2021

Racializing a policy issue is counterproductive in U.S. politics

Creating a narrative and promoting it for a political agenda

This is how everyone savvy is doing it, yes ALL SIDES now, not just alt-right. It's our new paradigm. How MSM outlets deal with it, whether they filter it and create balance, or end up feeding certain agendas by covering what the aglorithms rule are hot, that's the thing:

Behold, the wrath of Mei Mei and Squirt

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